If you’re seeking a sunny destination to vacation like a rock star, the colourful Parker Palm Springs is the place to check in. It has been a desert resort for the jet set crowd since the 1960s, and the latest reincarnation comes courtesy of designer Jonathan Adler. Set on what once was Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch estate, then the Merv Griffin Resort, and then the Givenchy Hotel and Spa, Adler’s latest is 13 sprawling acres of fun and whimsy, where Old Hollywood glam gets a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll.
The property features 144 rooms and private villas throughout the manicured garden grounds, as well as three pools , the Palm Springs Yacht Club Spa, and two top notch restaurants—Norma’s and Mister Parker’s. Between periods of sunbathing and dining, try your hand at one of the many activities on-site, including croquet, pétanque, golf, or tennis. A series of interconnecting, palm tree–lined outdoor pathways run between the main buildings, offering guests privacy and seclusion.